Monday, January 09, 2012

Yes Means Yes by Dee Dee Russell and Scarlot Harlot

Powerful, interracial date rape drama written by and starring performance artist, Dee Dee Russell. Directed by Dee Dee Russell and Scarlot Harlot. Shot and Edited by Scarlot Harlot. A ground breaking portrayal of sexual assault and a sharp satire on interracial sexual perceptions. "Best of the (Mill Valley) festival," said the SENTINEL and S.F. WEEKLY Winner First prize for fiction in Visions of US, administered by THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE featured at SF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, DENVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR FESTIVAL (Paris) and more. (8 min.-Video'90-Film'92)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Mother's Mink by Carol Leigh AKA Scarlot Harlot

Animated comedy starring famous prostitute, Carol Leigh (also known as Scarlot Harlot) and her mom, about Leigh's efforts to obtain respectability as an artist, and to secure funding for a video about her mother's mink. In a parallel tale, Leigh's mom (and co-star) Augusta reminisces about how she "saved and suffered" to buy a mink stole to impress her mother. Is this movie about the Harlot's favorite subject, sex work? Judge for yourself! Featured at American Film Institute's National Video Festival, the Jewish Video Festival (winning Honorable Mention), Video In's Jewish Film Fest in Vancouver, the Mill Valley Film Festival and Syracuse University's Matrilineage Festival. Director's Citation award at Black Maria Film Festival, and Second place for non-fiction at the American Film Institute's SONY Visions of U.S. Video Contest. (15 minutes)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


As seen nationally on the 90's Cable Network! Focusing on issues of sex work in the context of 'choice,' this San Francisco pro-choice rally provides the backdrop for a series of thought provoking interviews about control over our bodies and self-determination including drugs, surrogate motherhood, sex work, and racism within the women's movement.
Featuring 'Ladies Against Women.' (28 minutes)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sorry Your Grandma Was Mugged, But I Was Busy Arresting A Hooker

This is a short video about the trial of Starchild, 'the Million Dollar Male Escort.' The video chronicles a street theater protest by Sex Worker Outreach Project-USA starring Robyn Few, Scarlot Harlot, Dee Dee Russell, Peter Keyes and Vanessa Nelson.

In the midst of a budget crisis which has caused clogging and early closure of Fremont and Alameda courts,the District Attorney chose to prosecute an expensive case against a San Francisco male escort.

Starchild was charged with prostitution as a result of entrapment in the course of a sting operation conducted by the Fremont Police Department on December 5th, 2005.

"This would be hilarious if it wasn't such a serious situation of entrapment," says Carol Leigh from BAYSWAN, Bay Area Sex Worker Advocacy Network. "These two female vice cops lure Starchild, a very, very handsome male escort, to Fremont of all places and offer to pay him money for sex."

San Francisco activists are outraged at this blatant inter-county sting, which by the D.A.'s own allegation, involved private activities by consenting adults, in another county. Starchild is a well-known activist, a San Francisco hero to many. An active Libertarian, Starchild ran for Supervisor in 2006 with his occupation listed as "escort/exotic dancer." He is also known for the support he has offered others who are unfairly prosecuted for victimless offenses.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Sex Worker Fest 2007 Trailer

This 50 second trailer is from the San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival. The Festival was established in 1999 to provide a forum for the accomplishments of sex worker artists and filmmakers and to show work about sex workers and sex industries from around the world. The Sex Worker Festival provides an opportunity to recognize and honor prostitutes, dancers, porn performers and other sex workers who have historically been a dynamic part of arts communities. The Festival includes performance events, parties and art exhibitions as well as screenings. The 2007 Festival is held in conjunction with the Desiree Alliance San Francisco West Coast Convergence, a sex worker conference, taking place at The Women's Building July 19th and 20th.This year marks our 5th biennial event and the response by sex workers has been greater than ever before.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Sunreich, Sunset Up: Anti-War Music Video

This is a music video from Scarlot Harlot's TV series 'Whore in The Gulf,' during the first Gulf war. In response to the networks' censorship and the nationalistic zeal, Leigh produced weekly coverage the Bay Area anti-war movement during the Gulf War. In the series San Francisco protesters discussed world peace, the growth of fascism in America, and activism in the nineties. Peace-positive propaganda, CNN...revised and improved. SUNREICH, SUNSETUP, a music video featuring Scarlot Harlot and Barbara Bush plays to the tune of Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on a Roof. Note to Harry Belafonte fans: Harry happened to be seated next to Barbara Bush at an event, however he was a dedicated humanitarian and no war monger. This was an inadvertent reference! Screened at AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE 'S NATIONAL VIDEO FESTIVAL, FILM ARTS FESTIVAL (S.F.), WOW CAFE (N.Y.) (Music video is 4.30. Series is 30 min. /4 episodes-1991)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Be A Whore by Lillith Lash

This short song was written and performed by Mistress Lillith Lash (contributor to the book Sex Work from Cleis Press). Lillith and Scarlot were part of the performance duet, "Les soeurs de la merde," translated to mean 'The Sisters of Shit." Scarlot Harlot taped this piece on location at the notorious boudior apartment in Berkeley, CA around 1990. (1990-2.5 minutes)

Friday, February 02, 2007

Come Out Hollywood

You Can’t Be Too Fabulous! Scarlot Harlot with Sadie, Sadie the Rabbi Lady and Chanel 2001 (Gilbert Baker) go down to Los Angeles to attend the Academy Awards in 1989. The ensemble explains to the other fans as they 'costume up' in the stands, that they are prostitutes and homosexuals, telling Hollywood to fess up...This theatrical romp was reported by the Los Angeles Times. 12 min-1989.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Sex Workers Take Back The Night (excerpt)

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Yeastie Girlz sing Put a Lid On it

Friday, September 15, 2006

San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival Trailer 2005

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Safe Sex Slut Music Video

Outlaw Poverty, Not Prostitutes Pt3

Monday, September 11, 2006

Outlaw Poverty, Not Prostitutes Pt2

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Free Whores (from Die Yuppie Scum by Scarlot Harlot)

Monday, August 21, 2006

Outlaw Poverty, Not Prostitutes Pt1

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Scarlot Harlot's Interstate Solicitation Tour Pt3

Monday, June 19, 2006

Scarlot Harlot Interstate Solicitation Tour Pt2

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Scarlot Harlot Interstate Solicitation Tour Pt1

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Mom says "Use a prophylcatic"

Mom says "Use a prophylcatic"

Mom's politically correct advice on safe sex.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Safe Sex Slut Music Video

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Scarlot Harlot Video Festival Titles